A landscape architectural approach to urban agriculture and continuous landscapes.

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Authors
Minor, James S.
Advisor
Smith, Leslie H.
Issue Date
2009
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Degree
Thesis (M.L.A.)
Department
Department of Landscape Architecture
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Abstract

This project proposed the design of an integrated agriculture enterprise in Indianapolis, IN. The design sought to enhance community health and connectivity through the combination of closed-loop, self-sustaining farming practices and multifunctional public spaces. Additionally, the project addressed the ecological and social benefits of such a venture, including but not limited to the impacts that may be felt by communities currently underserved by commercial food markets and with limited access to additional services and urban amenities. The design may serve as a pilot project to inspire the future development of similar spaces.